Distance from Chicago, IL to Louisville, KY

Distance

295 mi

Time

5 hours 28 mins

Gas Cost

$21 - $41

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There are 269.31 miles from Chicago to Louisville in southeast direction and 295 miles (474.76 kilometers) by car, following the I-65 route.

Chicago and Louisville are 5 hours 28 mins far apart, if you drive non-stop.

This is the fastest route from Chicago, IL to Louisville, KY. The halfway point is Thorntown, IN.

Please note the time difference between Chicago, IL and Louisville, KY is 1 hour. The current time in Chicago is 12:59 pm and the current time in Louisville is 1:59 pm.

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Gas Consumption and Emissions

A car with an MPG of will need 13.67 gallons of gas to cover the route between Chicago, IL and Louisville, KY.

The estimated cost of gas to go from Chicago to Louisville is $34.18.

During the route, an average car will release 267.90 pounds of CO2 to the atmosphere. Your carbon footprint is 0.91 pounds of CO2 per mile.


Halfway Point Between Chicago, IL and Louisville, KY

If you want to meet halfway between Chicago, IL and Louisville, KY or just make a stop in the middle of your trip, the exact coordinates of the halfway point of this route are 40.15673 and -86.543538, or 40º 9' 24.228" N, 86º 32' 36.7368" W. This location is 147.68 miles away from Chicago, IL and Louisville, KY and it would take approximately 2 hours 44 mins to reach the halfway point from both locations.

Closest City or Town to Halfway Point

The closest town to the halfway point is Thorntown, IN, situated 151.69 miles from Chicago, IL and 151.85 miles from Louisville, KY. It would take 2 hours 51 mins to go from Chicago to Thorntown and 2 hours 53 mins to go from Louisville to Thorntown.

Major Cities Along the Route

The only major city along the route is Indianapolis, IN.


Best Hotels In or Near Louisville, KY

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Lowest Price Rental Cars in Chicago, IL

Planning on renting a car to go from Chicago, IL to Louisville, KY? Here there are some offers to rent a car in or near Chicago, IL:

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Small cars

From $14

Intermediate

Intermediate cars

From $18

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From $24

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From $28

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From $40


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Weather in Chicago and Louisville

Chicago

Light rain on Sunday, with temperatures falling to 49°F next Friday.

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Partly cloudy day Wind Rain Partly cloudy day Wind
74° 56° 73° 59° 67° 55° 67° 52° 56° 47°
9% Rain probability 9% Rain probability 78% Rain probability 38% Rain probability 54% Rain probability
9 190 degrees 14 183 degrees 9 198 degrees 5 258 degrees 11 308 degrees

Louisville

Light rain on Sunday through Tuesday, with temperatures peaking at 77°F on Sunday.

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Partly cloudy day Partly cloudy day Partly cloudy day Rain Partly cloudy day
76° 50° 75° 54° 77° 59° 69° 61° 59° 48°
13% Rain probability 6% Rain probability 35% Rain probability 66% Rain probability 59% Rain probability
3 156 degrees 6 166 degrees 9 174 degrees 3 175 degrees 9 307 degrees

Distance conversions

Checkout the distance in miles, kilometers and nautical miles between Chicago, IL and Louisville, KY in this table:

Distance type Miles Kilometers Nautical miles
Straight line distance 269.31 mi 433.41 km 234.02 nautical mi
Driving distance 295 mi 474.76 km 256.35 nautical mi

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